The Kitchen List

  • Demolition
    • Remove wall between dining area and kitchen (including broom closet)
    • Remove existing cabinetry
    • Remove radiator (turned off since I’ve been living here)
  • To buy for installation
    • Appliances (about $4k)
      • Refrigerator: Summit 24 in. W 12.8 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Counter Depth
      • Range: Avanti 24″ Free Standing Gas Range – Stainless Steel
      • Microwave: Haier 1.4-cu ft Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking Controls (Stainless steel)
      • Dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel Single DishDrawer™ Dishwasher, 7 Place Settings, Panel Ready
    • Cabinetry—from Ikea (about $4k)
      • Uppers to hang 18-20” above counter
      • 3” from top of cabinet to ceiling (filled with trim/molding)
    • Sink: Elkay Lustertone Undermount Stainless Steel 17 in. Single Bowl Kitchen Sink
    • Faucet: Delta 9159T-AR-DST Trinsic Single-Handle Pull-Down Touch Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology and Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Arctic Stainless
    • Countertops—granite/quartz/Ceasarstone (after cabinet installation; about $3k)
    • Backsplash (after countertop installation; less than $1k)
  • Construction (about $1k)
    • Install wood floors (using wood flooring to match rest of the apartment)
    • Even out jut in cabinet wall (use 1×6 planks screwed into wall every foot)
    • Make arch way like other doorways
    • Pony wall for breakfast bar
    • Move intercom
    • Move coax cable
  • Electrical (about $2k)
    • Move/new outlets
      • Range
      • Microwave
      • Refrigerator
      • Additional outlets on backsplash
      • Move outlet on pony wall lower to reuse
    • Move kitchen light switch to right wall
    • Under cabinet lighting?
    • Change overhead lighting?
  • Plumbing (about $1k)
    • Install range
    • Dishwasher

Here’s the mock-up from the Ikea Home Planner.  I had to manually “add” the appliances, since Ikea doesn’t have apartment-sized appliances.

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